Synacor: Lead Developer, Identity Management

Posted by | October 9, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Buffalo, NY


is the country’s leading provider of premium service delivery platforms and
private-label portals that enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to easily
bundle a wide variety of free and subscription-only value-added services into
their Internet offering. We are looking for somebody who’s passionate about all
aspects of development – someone who likes to learn new technologies and keep
up to date with what’s new and what’s current!
We are seeking experienced, well-rounded and creative Lead Developer to join our growing Identity Management team of like-minded
individuals. You will participate in a wide-range of challenging software
development projects, in a fast-paced and collaborative environment as part of
agile development teams, working alongside other talented engineers who share
your passion in this space.
Duties and
Development, documentation, and maintenance of
cutting edge web-based applications for our platform team.
Development of integration technologies to
rapidly integrate with disparate systems.
Providing technical consultation and expertise
to Product Managers and other Synacor staff members.
Participate on calls with vendors and clients.
Participating in technical planning and
architectural exercises
Conducting peer reviews in an agile
Acting as a resource for colleagues; may direct
the work of other staff members
Other duties as assigned.
The Lead Developer will have
extensive experience in SSO, using protocols such as SAML, Open ID, Oath, as
well as expertise in service orientated architecture.
What you’ll need to
bring to the table:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or the
equivalent work experience.
Professional experience with SAML  or equivalent
Minimum five years experience in software or
website development; proven experience developing federated identity
applications a plus
Extensive professional experience programming;
Java, PHP, or Perl a plus
Proficient in Unix/Linux use, scripting and
Knowledge of XML, REST and AJAX highly desirable
Familiarity with revision control software
Excellent communication skills, and ability to
What we’ll bring to
the table:
100% Company paid benefits (health, dental,
vision) for all employees and eligible dependents
Competitive compensation package, including
stock option grants (for eligible positions)
Award winning company culture
Casual dress and flexible environment
Generous paid time off
25 cent vending machines
Free Spot coffee, popcorn and cappuccino
Monthly company connections (get to know your
The opportunity to make a difference!
Synacor is not your
typical 9 to 5 workplace.
  Our award
winning culture doesn’t stop at flexible work hours and 25 cent vending
machines.  Jeans and t-shirts are typical
office attire, even for the executives. 
Teamwork is an everyday occurrence, and is made easy with our new open
workspaces.  Our leadership team
understands that the best results come from collaboration, so we hire the best
and brightest and then let them do what they do best: create cutting-edge
products and provide exemplary customer service.  Synacor’s headquarters is located along
Buffalo’s waterfront in the Erie Basin Marina. Taking a few minutes to enjoy
the serenity of nature is as easy as walking 1,000 feet or so to the water. We
even have a lakefront gazebo with wi-fi connection!  And if that’s not enough, Synacor pays 100%
of health care premiums for employees AND dependents, offers stock option
participation, a healthy bonus potential and a very generous paid time off
policy. Working with some of the largest cable, telecom and satellite
providers, Synacor’s products and online services reach over 25 million
high-speed Internet subscribers worldwide. 
We are looking for great people to join our team and be given the
freedom to do the work they were hired to do.

To apply:

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